I think if I weren’t a Christian, I’d probably be wallowing in despair and self-pity right about now. Tomorrow brings complete quarantine lock down over here, and I can imagine it won’t be long for the rest of the U.S. Things aren’t looking pretty, but I’m going kick COVID-19 in the butt by listing some things that I am thankful for today. 😉
I am thankful that I don’t live in the city. I’ve got three acres of land to roam around in, and it’s not much, but it’s something! ❤ I feel so sorry for all those poor folks who have an apartment and nothing else. I can’t IMAGINE not having anywhere to go at all, especially now that spring is here!
I am thankful that my mom is skilled in gardening. We’re gonna need all the extra food we can get, and fresh veggies beats all. 🙂
I am thankful for our chickens (and ducks). It’s a fact that I think chickens are gross and stupid (because they literally are xD), but having the chickens we do is an immense blessing. We don’t have to worry about buying eggs now, and I pray that they don’t get the virus (did you know they can get it? 😛 ).
I’m thankful for technology. Really, I’m always thankful for technology, but for a few extra reasons now. 🙂 With it, we can have live stream sermons from Pastor since church is down, I can talk to you all, and I can still talk to my extended family! Sure, it’s not anywhere near seeing them in person, but it’s something. ❤
I’m thankful for the people who go out of their way to provide free entertainment/distraction during this quarantine. I’m looking at you, Andrew Peterson! 😉 If you didn’t know, he is reading the first book of The Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, live on Facebook! He reads every night at seven, and he’s only been going for three nights, so GO CHECK IT OUT. I believe the videos are available for three days afterwards? His character voices are s u p e r b. And the way he laughs at his own writing makes me happy. 😂
Besides him, there are lots of people doing similar things, so my hat is off to them!
I’m thankful that this is happening during spring/summer, and not in the middle of winter. Oh boy. I can’t even imagine how much worse it would be smack in the middle of winter. That would mean absolutely no outside relief for those who actually have winters.
I am thankful that through all of this, the sun still shines. The birds still sing. There is still the beauty of spring, and God is watching over it all. I take so much comfort in know that whatever happens, it’s all part of God’s plan. He is there for us, and we need only to remember that.
Sure, I could think of tons of things to complain about, but that ain’t gonna do me any good!! So this is my challenge to you. Right now, write down the things you are thankful for during this trying time.
I don’t think you’ll regret it.
So, how’re you doing? What is one thing off the top of your mind that you are thankful for? Have you read The Winfeather Saga? How doth spring proceed where you live? Stay safe! ❤